Be Your Own Compass
You have a plan for your life. You’ve set goals, and you can see exactly where you want to go. But along the way, there will be diversions. Every once in a while, allow yourself to peek down a different path. You may discover something extraordinary, or more of the same. By pausing to choose your direction, you’ll learn more about your true self, strength and desires. This world is yours. Where you travel next is up to you.
~SELF, A moment for yourself.
Today my dad and I completed our first 20-miler, not only of Atlantic City Marathon Training but of the entire year.
9:19 average pace
I won’t bore you with all of the splits but I will tell you that every last mile was in the 9 minute range. As you’ll see in the weekly update, I took a FIT class at the gym on Tuesday and work up Wednesday incredibly sore. I managed to squeeze in a slow 5 miles that day but woke up on Thursday feeling even worse. I usually do feel worse the 2nd day after a hard workout thanks to DOMS and didn’t think too much of it until I work up on Friday morning still sore. Luckily today, I felt much better but my quads were still a bit sore during the beginning of our run. I was definitely afraid I wasn’t going to last the entire 20 miles but I made it!
*Atlantic City Marathon Training Update*
Week 1: 50 miles
Week 2: 54 miles
Week 3: 37 miles
Sunday: 5 @ 8:56
Tuesday: 3.1 @ 8:45 / FIT
Wednesday: 5.01 @ 9:15
Thursday: .22 miles (tried to run but legs were still sore from Tuesday!)
Friday: 3.1 @ 9:15 (still reallllly sore, starting to get worried the pain is more than soreness…)
Saturday: 20 miles @ 9:19
On the schedule for next week is supposed to be 66 but I am going to have to modify it after this week’s lull in miles.
Tonight we are headed into NYC to celebrate one of my best friend’s engagement! I don’t want a brag or anything, but I totally called this…
More wedding pics to come soon! But for now…it’s time for a nap!
*Tell me about your weekend workouts!